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Big Bear Networks  Acquired by Finisar (2005  amount undisclosed )

345 Potrero Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
USA
(408)-524-5100
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Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Greg McAdoo (Sequoia Capital) Laura Adams (Photonics);  Tom H. Bredt (Menlo Ventures) Jim Goetz (Accel) Ron V. Schmidt (Bay Networks CTO);  Venu Shamapant (Austin Ventures)
Company

Business description: Big Bear's Photronic Signal Processing (PSP) technology, applicable to next-generation 10- and 40-gigabit-per-second optical system products, combines low-cost electronics and digital signal processing to automatically correct for the fiber impairments (e.g., chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion) that become more severe as systems move toward greater speeds and transmission distances. PSP is the foundation for a line of highly integrated electrical-optical interface solutions that will be deployed in equipment such as DWDM transmission systems, IP/MPLS routers and switches, SONET/SDH cross-connects and add/drop multiplexers, and optical cross-connects.
Capital

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Jun 2005   Aug 2004
Capital raised: 81.0M
Last Round: 4.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Finisar (2005  amount undisclosed )
Corporate investors: Agilent Ventures

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Overview
Record updated: Dec 2005
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 2000
Headcount: 51-75 as of Jun 2004
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Jun 2005   Aug 2004
Capital Raised: 81.0M
Last Round: 4.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Finisar (2005  amount undisclosed )